I am pretty well versed in history, and when one examines the educated man of the 18th century, it is hard not to agree completely.
Many of our founders could speak many languages, were well read, extremely practical and very thoughtful. They would put to shame ANYONE making policy ANYWHERE in the world today.
posted on 05/23/2013 5:41:47 PM PDT
("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
Education back then was not polluted with leftist thought and had a lot more religion in it. The focus was also strictly on the family, that being the basic unit of society.
posted on 05/24/2013 12:18:24 AM PDT
To: rlmorel; 2ndDivisionVet
I'm not so sure. Of course our technical society has altered the basic way natural selection works, but that kind of change takes many many thousands of years to have an effect. Genetics is much more complex than the simple meme of "stupid people have more children and intelligent people have fewer, therefore the world is getting less intelligent".
So I rather doubt that people today are less intelligent. What IS true is that they know less, certainly about things that matter.
posted on 05/24/2013 12:49:37 AM PDT
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